Kate Agnew Kate Agnew is co-owner of the Children's Bookshop in Muswell Hill and has also worked as a children's book consultant, reviewer and editor. She has contributed to various publications including the Cambridge Guide to Children's Books and 1001 Children's Books You Must Read Before You Grow Up. She was winner of a British Books Award for contributions to National Year of Reading. Kate lives in London with her husband and daughter and has written several Bananas, including Dinosaur Disasters and Shout, Show and Tell book. Lydia Monks Lydia Monks is one of the best-loved illustrators of her generation. She is the illustrator of the phenomenally successful What The Ladybird Heard with Julia Donaldson and has written and illustrated several picture books for Egmont, including Aaaaarrrgghh, Spider!, Eeeek Mouse!, No More EEE-Orrgh!, Ooo, Ooo, Ooo Gorilla! and Babbit. Lydia lives in Sheffield with her husband and two daughters. Her favourite subjects at school were Art, English and R.E. before she went on to achieve a First Class degree in Illustration at Kingston University. At the weekend she wins trophies in Irish dancing, goes to aerobics, watches films and visits friends. Her favourite food is ice cream.